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Corsair Dominator PC3-12800 (1600MHz) 4GB Kit - Overclocking

We check out a lower latency Corsair kit that looks like it can impress. Let's whack it on the test bed today and see if it does just that.

| DDR-3 Memory in RAM | Posted: Sep 28, 2010 11:05 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%      Manufacturer: Corsair

Overclocking

 

The kit comes in at 1600MHz as we mentioned in the introduction, and honestly, it came as no surprise that getting that speed that wasn't a problem at all.

 

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You can see the validation here.

 

The kit uses a 7-8-7-20 setup at 1.65v which is fairly tight. Indeed this is one of the benefits when it comes to using lower MHz memory. We also opted for 1T timings as it didn't run into any problems at all when it was up and running.

 

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You can see the validation here.

 

When it came to overclocking, we weren't sure if we would have loads of luck; mainly due to the fact that it is a Cas7 kit. While we managed to get to 1676MHz DDR, it's not the highest overclock; but with that said, we achieved that at 7-8-7-20-2T which is impressive nonetheless.

 

Important Editor Note: Our maximum overclocking result is the best result we managed in our limited time of testing the memory. Due to time constraints we weren't able to tweak the motherboard to the absolute maximum and find the highest possible FSB, as this could take days to find properly. We do however spend at least a few hours overclocking every motherboard to try and find the highest possible overclock in that time frame. You may or may not be able to overclock higher if you spend more time tweaking, or as new BIOS updates are released.

 

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